It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of Peter Cumbo this afternoon (Monday 20 January).

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine

℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

The 12 Noon Mass this Wednesday, 22 January will be for the repose of his soul.

 

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It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of Peter Cumbo this afternoon (Monday 20 January).

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine

℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

 

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A message from the Bishops’ Conference: Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The Word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other. 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. During this year, we will be celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word with an exciting new Scripture initiative. It’s an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’. Throughout 2020 there are a range of events, activities and resources to participate in all around the country. To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word. Take a look around the following section on the Bishops’ Conference website to see how you can become involved: http://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/ events/the-god-who-speaks/ 

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This week we enter ORDINARY TIME (winter). Up to Lent, we are asked to pray for the following intentions:

Peace on earth; Christian unity; the sick and those who care for them; victims of trafficking and those who work to combat it; the unemployed.

The current liturgical cycle (always shown in the title of the News-sheets), is – Sundays Year A; Weekdays Year 2 

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The clergy and staff at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation wish you and all your loved ones a Blessed, Holy and safe Christmastide, and a grace-filled 2020. We also wish to thank, most sincerely, our pilgrim visitors and their helpers at the Shrine, who have worked so hard to make 2019 such a successful year, with greatly increased congregation sizes and numbers of pilgrimages, and we look forward to meeting even more pilgrim visitors in 2020, DV.

May God bless you all

Deo Gratias

 

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All the clergy and staff at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation wish you and all your loved ones a Blessed, Holy and safe Christmastide. We also wish to thank, most sincerely, our parishioners together with our pilgrim visitors and helpers, who have worked so hard to make 2019 such a successful year, with greatly increased congregation sizes and numbers of pilgrimages.  May God bless you all.

Deo Gratias

 

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Our annual Advent Reconciliation Service is on Wednesday 18th at 7-30. Several priests will be available to hear Confessions.

Please keep The Towers Convent School in your prayers. Sadly, the school has had to commence a period of consultation with its employees about its future. However, staff and parents have formed a strong focus group which is passionately working on a sustainable business plan for the future.   May God be with them in their efforts to save this outstanding and unique institution, which achieves excellent results along with providing exceptional pastoral care. 

For details on other parish matters, please see this week’s News-sheet, downloadable by clicking the link below

 

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Our annual Advent Reconciliation Service on Wednesday 18th at 7-30. Several priests will be available to hear Confessions.

Please keep The Towers Convent School in your prayers. Sadly, the school has had to commence a period of consultation with its employees about its future. However, staff and parents have formed a strong focus group which is passionately working on a sustainable business plan for the future.   May God be with them in their efforts to save this outstanding and unique institution, which achieves excellent results along with providing exceptional pastoral care. 

For details on other parish matters, please see this week’s News-sheet, downloadable by clicking the link below

 

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On Monday December 9th at 12 Noon: Mass in celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

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Today (Sunday 1 December) we enter the Season of Advent, and a new Liturgical Year. During this season, we have some notable additional Masses and other liturgical celebrations: Firstly this afternoon (1 Dec), at 3pm we celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Missa Cantata). Then on Monday December 9th at 12 Noon: Mass in celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Finally, on the evening of Wednesday 18th December at 7.30 pm, we have our annual Advent Reconciliation Evening, when a number of priests will be available to hear Confessions

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